Stroudsburg, PA 18360 570-620-4301 firstname.lastname@example.org
VP / DIRECTOR - SALES & MARKETING
Growth Strategies / Business Development / Consultative Selling / Market Analysis & Penetration / CRM
Launches / Technology / Partnerships / Business, Marketing & Sales Plans / Performance Management
An award-winning individual and team-leading top producer, I have consistently increased revenues and exceeded
sales quotas in industries where solution selling and value building are essential. By revitalizing sales teams and
enhancing closing techniques, I have increased share, improved territory performance and established long-term,
profitable client relationships. A quick study with a can-do attitude, I can immediately contribute by:
Aligning solutions with customer expectations to deliver value
Designing unique approaches and strategies to increase sales
Establishing strong relationships to acquire and retain key accounts
Driving sales and maximizing competitive advantage in challenging markets
Recruiting, training and motivating high-performance sales teams
I have consistently been a builder of team spirit with a personal goal of developing short-term relationships into
long-term partnerships. I earned a BA in Business Management/Marketing from Bernard Baruch College.
Reversed 25% market share decline with 30% growth. Region had lost 25% of its market share, Recognized
opportunity to saturate market place with various products, sampling, promotional pieces, advertising, mailings and
workshops/seminars. Launched marketing campaign emphasizing brand name, image, along with being only
American-owned company in publishing industry. Ensuing growth generated 15% of the company profits.
Devised and executed targeted marketing strategy, increasing sales 18%. McGraw-Hill regional market
share/growth were both declining due to lack of new product penetration. Created and implemented market plan
that consisted of hotel based workshops, seminars and product presentations. Matched product to market needs.
Bundled packaging and established discount pricing. Increased product awareness, knowledge, need and use.
Penetrated new market, generating $5M in sales. Harcourt Brace sales growth was stagnant in the tri-state area.
Researched market and determined potential product need in inner-city school districts. Met with various district-
level coordinators, supervisors and decision makers. Secured district-wide Adoptions in reading, math and science.
Grew sales $6M introducing and promoting new product-line. Santillana region needed to grow. Recognized
opportunity to present and push new product line. Trained sales reps on product awareness/knowledge and sales
strategies in positioning Bilingual and ESL educational materials. Secured major sales adoption throughout region.
Quickly closed initial deals for training services startup. ASAP Educational Services offered professional and
staff development training to school districts. Met with Superintendents, Deputy Superintendents and District
Coordinators to discuss value-add provided by training services. Closed sales in Chicago, NYC and Philadelphia.
Training and results-based compensation propels 80% of reps to exceed goal. Regional market share and
sales were down. Created/led training focusing on successful sales techniques, daily planning, product knowledge
and territory management. Added goal-driven incentives to compensation. Ten of 13 reps exceeded goal.
Regional Vice President, McGraw-Hill, 2001-2011. Maintained company budgeted ROI. Collaborated with internal
constituents in identifying focus groups, market trends/needs and product/professional development. Created and
led sales workshops to increase product knowledge, awareness, prospecting and opportunities. Established
relationships with all level decision makers and potential buyers. Managed $50M budget and 16 staff.
Educational Advisor/Consultant, Harcourt Brace, 1999-2000. Conducted market research and analysis to
determine new market and product opportunities. Created and executed sales and marketing plans.
NE/MA/MW Director of Sales, Santillana USA Publishing, 1995-1999. Managed F/T and independent sales reps.
Promoted product awareness and sales strategies in positioning Bilingual and ESL educational materials.
Earlier: GM, ASAP Educational Services; Director of Int’l Sales, FutureGraph Software; District Manager, Modern
Curriculum Press; Sr. Sales Rep., Science Research Associates; Asst Treasurer/AVP, Bankers Trust.
Personal Interests: I enjoy football, baseball, and bowling and I am an all-around Mr. Fix-It.